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A Double Barreled Detective Story


Published January 24, 2010


LibriVox recording of A Double Barreled Detective Story, by Mark Twain. Read by John Greenman.

A Double Barrelled Detective Story is a novel by Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens), in which Sherlock Holmes finds himself in the American west.
At a mining camp in California, Fetlock Jones, a nephew of Sherlock Holmes, kills his master, a silver-miner, by blowing up his cabin. Since this occurs when Holmes happens to be visiting, he brings his skills to bear upon the case and arrives at logically worked conclusions that are proved to be abysmally wrong by an amateur detective with an extremely keen sense of smell, which he employs in solving the case. This could be seen as yet another piece where Twain tries to prove that life does not quite follow logic. (Summary by Wikipedia)

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Reviewer: Paul_W - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - December 29, 2011
Subject: A good little story
This not very long story is quite imaginative and very well read.
Reviewer: mikezane - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - February 17, 2011
Subject: Listened to this a while ago
but had problems finding it to review it. Search didn't turn it up.

This story has several lines kind of going at the same time. The main story line involves a story of revenge and retribution. Archie, our hero, is blessed with the gift of the bloodhound. His mother wishes to have Archie track down his father and punish him.

This tracking leads Archie to cross paths with the famous, and thought to be dead Sherlock Holmes. How will a natural born bloodhound fair against the brilliant Holmes?

Reader was good, easy to follow and understand. Nice job John, thanks! :-)
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